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by Rob Weaver
April 25th, 2021, 7:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2015 Pichon Lalande-SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: FS: 2015 Pichon Lalande

Justin Bonner wrote: April 25th, 2021, 7:13 pm Need to slim down a bit......Normal CC rules apply.

(10) 2015 Pichon Lalande. $150/ea
Looks like this may already be spoken for. If not I’d like 6 bottles.

Thanks,

Rob
by Rob Weaver
April 16th, 2021, 6:11 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: #
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron-1990

Will send a PM
by Rob Weaver
April 16th, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: #
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron-1990

Sending PM
by Rob Weaver
April 4th, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Vivino Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1045

Disappointing Vivino Experience

A couple weeks ago I placed an order for 6 2016 Produttori Rabaja’s. The next day, I placed another order for 3 each of the 2016 Produttori Asili, Montestefano, Montefico. Both orders were confirmed within a day or two. Week goes by and I get a shipping notification for the 9 bottle order, but it on...
by Rob Weaver
March 29th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2016 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Tench Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: 2016 Riverain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Tench Vineyard

I’ll take these if they are still available.
by Rob Weaver
March 10th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest
Replies: 71
Views: 3573

Re: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest

Popped one purchased from BD, what a wine. Went back and ordered more at the higher tariff, well worth it. I was going to do this but I know it will make me buy more and I have a lot of 2018 Cab thanks to de Negoce so I'm holding off. That said, I'll be all over the Reserve this year. There is a re...
by Rob Weaver
March 9th, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest
Replies: 71
Views: 3573

Re: Riverain: Discussing the wines, winemaker, owners, and anything else of interest

Popped one purchased from BD, what a wine. Went back and ordered more at the higher tariff, well worth it.
by Rob Weaver
March 3rd, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spottswoode 18 release
Replies: 24
Views: 2250

Re: Spottswoode 18 release

I’ve passed on other offers waiting to load up on this one. Like others, I have been a 6 pack and case purchaser for many years, even when the wine can often be found cheaper at retail. I did skip the 2017 and will skip this “bundling” offer as well. I suspect it will be available at retail and will...
by Rob Weaver
February 13th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy aging rule of thumb
Replies: 39
Views: 3016

Re: Burgundy aging rule of thumb

alan weinberg wrote: February 13th, 2021, 8:28 am How about tripling any professional critic’s drinking window?
May not work for JG windows.
by Rob Weaver
February 13th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy aging rule of thumb
Replies: 39
Views: 3016

Burgundy aging rule of thumb

I have a decent amount of Burg in the cellar, none of it very old, so I don’t really have a ton of experience on how long to age them. I’d like to start with simple guidelines of the following form. Bourgogne = 5-7 years Village = 7- 10 years 1’er = 10-15 years Grand Cru > 15 years Fully understand ...
by Rob Weaver
February 10th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer
Replies: 84
Views: 7342

Re: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer

I thought I was done with Rhys, mainly because I had so much of it. But as chance would have it, I opened up a bottle of the Family farm the other night and it was stunning. So I bought a smattering of everything that was on offer.
by Rob Weaver
January 20th, 2021, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them
Replies: 147
Views: 15467

Re: B21 Wine in FL - Major Disappointment, Ending my 25+ Year Relationship with Them

I have had great success with B21 in the past, but recently struggled to get them to ship my wine to me. The process took about 6 weeks from request to getting the wine. I'm glad I got it and they were courteous in their responses, but something is amiss. The explanation given to me was that the bus...
by Rob Weaver
January 1st, 2021, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you want to try in 2021????
Replies: 100
Views: 4029

Re: What do you want to try in 2021????

I dig Burgundy, or at least I think I do, haven’t been collecting it long enough to taste an appropriately aged specimen. Would love to try something that was really drinking at peak.
by Rob Weaver
December 5th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vieux Donjon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2001
Replies: 28
Views: 1533

Re: TN: Vieux Donjon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2001

Had a bottle of this a couple days ago and it was singing. Just perfectly aged CDP and it could still go a few more years easy. Of course this was a perfectly stored bottle so I’m sure that helped.
by Rob Weaver
November 30th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: CDP, Conterno, La Las and now 2018 Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Offer

Bought a bunch of these, pulled the corks on a few for Thanksgiving, corks were pristine and the wine very fresh. Buy with confidence.
by Rob Weaver
November 19th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 26
Views: 6215

Re: Champagne offer

Great selection of Champagne, Kevin helped me narrow the list based on my specific requirements, picked up a couple cases and they were on my doorstep in 2 days, pricing is excellent based on my research. Looking forward to future offers.
by Rob Weaver
November 9th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne south of $50
Replies: 25
Views: 1984

Re: Champagne south of $50

Michael S. Monie wrote: November 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm Lots of ideas here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=174332
Helpful, thank you. One that pops out to me is the Goutorbe Rose. I’ve really enjoyed some of the vintage champagne from this producer, anyone tried the Rose? Less than $40 at Envoyer.
by Rob Weaver
November 8th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne south of $50
Replies: 25
Views: 1984

Champagne south of $50

My tastes have evolved over the past 7 years or so, from Cali centric to Old World, largely due to my wine tasting group. My wife's preference is still New World, but we both love Champagne. So rather than hoping her preferences will change, I’ve decided to just buy a bunch of good Champagne, maybe ...
by Rob Weaver
November 4th, 2020, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet Cote Rotie
Replies: 19
Views: 1349

Re: Levet Cote Rotie

Certainly better, much better with age. The 2007 is outstanding. Our wine group drinks a lot of Levet, tends to win wine of the night each time it shows up. Recently a 2014 was drinking quite well, but I'm aging mine.
by Rob Weaver
October 2nd, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2722

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Rob - visit. Stay in southern Napa (which is 20-25 miles away from the fire zone) - you'll find most hotels have availability and have great rates due to Covid. In 3 weeks time, tasting rooms may be allowed to pour indoors (we were heading in that direction before the Glass Fire), and if they aren'...
by Rob Weaver
September 30th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2722

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

When I posted this question, I was unaware of the fires that had just broken out, so I apologize if it seemed time deaf on that front. I’m not going to apologize for considering a return to some degree of normalcy and will be monitoring the situation and planning accordingly. My wife and I happily f...
by Rob Weaver
September 28th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2722

Re: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

Bryan Price wrote: September 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm I would be concerned about the air quality for a week or two after the fires are out....and they are still raging right now.
Oh, I wasn’t aware the fires were still going. That makes the decision pretty straightforward. Thanks.
by Rob Weaver
September 28th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?
Replies: 45
Views: 2722

Napa/Sonoma Trip Yes or No?

My wife and I love visiting the area, but haven’t been for a couple years. We typically ride bicycles in the morning and taste (usually private appointments) thereafter. We like to grab both lunch and dinner out. My birthday is coming up in about 3 weeks and we were tossing around the idea of visiti...
by Rob Weaver
September 11th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 19707

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Bard 15 + 9 wishlist

Feels like a lot, but I bought a similar amount of the 2016 and not a bottle left.
by Rob Weaver
July 3rd, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale
Replies: 58
Views: 4520

Re: Cayuse Ex-Cellar Sale

2010 Armada
2013 Impulsivo
by Rob Weaver
June 21st, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 21676

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I’m reminded of Jeremiah 17:9- The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Each and everyone of you who has boycotted anything is rightfully the subject of the same if your deeds and thoughts were exposed. You are no better than the person or organization you choo...
by Rob Weaver
June 7th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 35
Views: 2542

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

2007 is drinking great. I’ve brought it to my wine group 2 times in the last year or so, WOTN each time.
by Rob Weaver
April 21st, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened with Arcadian??
Replies: 35
Views: 4974

Re: What happened with Arcadian??

Recently contacted them about a corked bottle.

Joe@arcadianwinery.com
(805) 737-3900 Arcadian

I think they are still in operation, but don’t know for sure. They did offer to replace the bottle.
by Rob Weaver
April 9th, 2020, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Making your own wine blend
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Making your own wine blend

I have done this in two scenarios: Hard, ungiving Burg with New world Pinot, usually results in a better wine than either alone. Over the hill bottle with newer bottle, same varietal. This usually “works” after playing with the proportions. Of course that newer bottle might have evolved into somethi...
by Rob Weaver
March 29th, 2020, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 62
Views: 7121

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Watched this last night with my wife while sipping a 2011 Ceritas Chardonnay. The wine was a lot better than the movie, but it was serviceable in passing the time.
by Rob Weaver
March 27th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Mine arrived yesterday and a bottle was immediately popped. There is a bit of sediment so I would suggest a decant. After that, we have an almost perfectly aged wine. I say almost because this has years of upside in store. But again drinking great right now. I’m a burg guy and my wife is Cali Pinot....
by Rob Weaver
March 21st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?
Replies: 22
Views: 1495

Re: Which vintage Burlotto Monvigliero to open?

I know it sounds crazy, but I had the 15 recently and it was drinking great, extremely civilized for such a young Barolo
by Rob Weaver
March 19th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special ***SOLD OUT***
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: Fogline Club 2014 Pinot Noir Library Case Special

Just ordered a case, thanks much for this nice offer. I’ve actually had this wine at the winery a while ago and bought some then, so I know this is good stuff.
by Rob Weaver
February 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:1989 Leoville Barton
Replies: 0
Views: 159

WTB:1989 Leoville Barton

Let me know what you got.
by Rob Weaver
February 27th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:1989 Leoville Barton
Replies: 0
Views: 107

WTB:1989 Leoville Barton

Let me know what you got.
by Rob Weaver
February 24th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 6464

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Took a few bottles to a “foodie” restaurant, many, small, impeccably prepared courses designed to pair with the wines we had brought. They served the course that was to accompany a red label Giacosa, but poured the 89 Montrose. They were all in decanters being kept in the back to preserve counter sp...
by Rob Weaver
February 21st, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying strategies
Replies: 29
Views: 3185

Re: Buying strategies

General advise based on my experience: Limit purchases of individual wines to 3 bottles and never more than 6 bottles. Don't over due it on daily drinkers. You will likely find that they will linger in your cellar as you become more prone to drink well on a regular basis. Do not over do it on maili...
by Rob Weaver
February 11th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 149
Views: 35973

Re: Marcassin

Been ordering Marcassin for years and am used to the somewhat adhoc approach to selling their wine. I can’t recall there ever being this much of a gap between releases. Makes me wonder if they weren’t satisfied with the way the wine was drinking and sat on it until it was ready or if some life event...
by Rob Weaver
February 10th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VHR 2017 release
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: VHR 2017 release

The 2016 is probably the best Cabernet, from a potential perspective, I have yet had from California.

Will be hard to top that one, but I will likely get a 3 pack.
by Rob Weaver
February 8th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Realm Dr. Crane 15/16 (SOLD)

1 x 2015
2 x 2016

$1100 shipped with normal disclaimers.
by Rob Weaver
February 8th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation
Replies: 32
Views: 3737

Re: 2017 Scarecrow Allocation

Mark Y wrote: February 6th, 2020, 5:07 pm
jordan whitehead wrote: February 6th, 2020, 9:36 am OP Is not “passing” on the allocation
[rofl.gif]
In a certain sense he is “passing on”, while not “passing” on, his allocation.
by Rob Weaver
February 7th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Grand Vin Wine Merchants Champagne Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: PSA: Grand Vin Wine Merchants Champagne Sale

Helpful, was able to pick up some 2008 Dom for 139
by Rob Weaver
February 6th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Realm Spring 2020 Release
Replies: 42
Views: 5154

Re: Realm Spring 2020 Release

Not taking all my Crane, pm if interested
by Rob Weaver
January 29th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin and premox
Replies: 22
Views: 1545

Re: Coravin and premox

My experience is that Coravined wines need to be consumed near term. Perhaps if you are only pulling a glass out and then opening the bottle your experience would be different. I have been burned so many times holding bottles long term that I essentially only use it now to make sure a wine is not fl...
by Rob Weaver
January 21st, 2020, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3673

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I’m not completely comfortable with the term “epiphany”, but I do continue to pursue t wines that are significantly differentiated in a good way from their brethren. I think I potentially have quite a few of those in my cellar, but will I be lucky enough to pull it at the right age, will it be a goo...
by Rob Weaver
November 30th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: PSA: 2016 VHR $153 (Dallas)

Won’t ship to Georgia either otherwise would be all over these. Such a great, epic even Cali Cab.

If any kind soul would be willing to help get 6 of these to Georgia, will send a nice bottle as a thank you.
by Rob Weaver
October 28th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Getting a cork tested
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Getting a cork tested

Is there a lab or similar that a consumer can send a cork to in order to have it evaluated for TCA?

This is to settle a stupid bet.

Thanks
by Rob Weaver
October 27th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux

Got what I need, thanks all.
by Rob Weaver
October 20th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)
Replies: 4
Views: 640

WTB: Some aged Bordeaux (Done)

Looking for a bottle of nicely aged and stored Bordeaux.

Some suggestions below, also open to others. Will need to take possession this week, can send overnight label.

1996 Leoville las Cases
1989 Pichon Lalande
1989 Lynch Bages
by Rob Weaver
October 8th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB:Cuban Cigars
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: WTB:Cuban Cigars

Use cigarsofhabanos.com. I have used them for many years. Free shipping great selection and price. Your welcome.... Thank you. Now I need some recommendations. There are way too many choices and I don't know anything about cigars. I want to be generous. I have no idea what style he prefers.

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